BioSLR latest issue
Published by Lawtext Publishing, Oxford, the Bio-Science Law Review's issue 4 for 2004/2005 has just appeared. It's a somewhat slender issue, but carries some interesting content:
* In 2004 the World Health Organization set up its Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health. The ICC Commission on Intellectual Property has made a submission to it. Nigel Jones (Linklaters), who drafted the ICC's submission, introduces and contextualises it for BioSLR readers;The IPKat always enjoys seeing the BioSLR, though he remains perpetually perplexed as to how it numbers its issues. This one is deemed to be issue four of 2004/2005, though the Kat thinks it could put in a good claim for being issue 1 of 2006 ...
* Raymond R. Mandra and Alicia A. Russo (Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, New York) look at the regulatory basis for stem cell research in the United States, reminding us that regulation can kick in at state level as well as federally;
* Craig Khan (Adams & Adams, Pretoria, South Africa) takes a quick look at bioprospecting in the context of the local National Biodiversity Act 2004, part of which came into force at the beginning of this year.